Camden (Borough of)

London – Camden – British Museum (Nubian Book Page)

I like a nice book, although this isn’t exactly a big chunk of documentation. It’s a parchment dating to around the ninth or tenth centuries from the Nubians, a population who lived in what is now northern Sudan and southern Egypt. The word in red is the ‘Archangel Michael’ and I hadn’t realised that the Nubians had converted to Christianity (but, it’s not something I’ve given a great deal of thought to in the past), although today this population is mostly Islam.